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About this project

One third of students are visual learners who express themselves through unique insights, physical space, and their own brands of creativity. These students deserve a notebook that fits into their lifestyle while allowing their ideas the space they need to thrive — without lines. As visual students ourselves, we’ve looked for suitable alternatives to the standard spiral notebook and failed. Finding a notebook that’s designed for unlined notetaking shouldn’t be a chore, so we decided to create a solution… the Unruled notebook. 

A Notebook Is Born

We set out to design a minimalist and aesthetically pleasing unlined spiral notebook that students can be proud of. Tailored to creatives and intellectuals alike, we took the best features from traditional notebooks and improved the rest.

Our 8"x10.5" notebook holds 80 sheets of pure white paper, just waiting to be filled with your classroom notes, random thoughts, inspired sketches, and unshackled ideas.

We found the perfect balance between minimal and practical. Spiral binding and perforated pages make Unruled the perfect note-taking solution for you.

You shouldn't have to feel bad about buying paper products! At Unruled, we strive to do everything we can to eliminate environmental consequences. Made here in the USA, our notebook features a 100% post-consumer waste recycled cover and a 30% post-consumer waste recycled interior. Through our partnership with One Tree Planted, we pledge to plant a tree in the Amazon for every purchase made. Let's build a forest together!

How are we Different?

We put two things first: our students and the earth. While other unlined notebooks may offer some of of our features, none put it into a package that is built specifically for the creative student notetaker. 

Be Unruled

We want to push thinkers to simplify their lives and unleash their creative potentials, but we need your help! We've been working with mentors, manufacturers, fulfillment centers, and One Tree Planted to make this a reality — all that's left is a way to fund the dream! With your help, we can eliminate life's distractions, one notebook (and one tree) at a time!

Thank you!

-The Unruled Team

Meet the team!

Lexy Praeger, Jacob Morgan, Christina Allen, Bennett Hensey, and Ellen Ehrsam
Lexy Praeger, Jacob Morgan, Christina Allen, Bennett Hensey, and Ellen Ehrsam

We are five Northwestern students who refuse to be told how to think. Despite coming from different backgrounds and different majors, we share one passion: freeing ourselves and those around us from life's distractions. Unruled is more than just a company — it's a way of life. We can't wait for you to join us! Be Unruled.

Help us share the word! 

Like us on Facebook! Stay up to date with all of our progress and news. If you're feeling really bold, go ahead and share us! We promise to throw you a like! 

Like us on Instagram! See how you can live an Unruled lifestyle.

Shoot us an email! We would be happy to answer any questions or burning inquiries that you may have. We love talking about notebooks, trees, organic chemistry, and everything else that's on your mind — so feel free to reach out! jacob@beunruled.com 

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges is overcoming the steep expenses that come with domestic production. While this decision may come at a price, it is worth every penny. By producing our product here in the United States, we'll be able to avoid international shipping, which drastically reduces carbon emissions. We will also be able to keep a closer eye on the production process — from sourcing materials, to manufacturing, to delivering our notebooks at your doorstep.

At Unruled, we make environmental sustainability a priority in everything that we do. We are currently in the process of speaking with manufacturers across the US to produce a top-notch product that minimizes environmental harm without sacrificing quality. It is our mission to create a product that satisfies the needs of our customers, but why not save the earth along the way? Our planet gives us so much — it’s time to give back.

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    We will write you a personal thank you and send you an Unruled laptop sticker, signifying your Unruled lifestyle.

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    Come to Chicago, and plant a sapling of your choice with the team. Travel costs aren't included but a picnic on Lake Michigan is!

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